More Public Employee Union Spending For Cynthia Ward, Robert Nelson

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) continues its campaign spending to promote Anaheim council candidates aligned the with Tait-Moreno majority.

Using the California Taxpayers Protection Committee as a vehicle, the powerful government union reported funding a negative mailer attacking Mitch Caldwell, the civic activist, businessman and former Planning Commissioner running in District 3 against left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a Tait ally. The mailer also promotes Robert Nelson, a pro-Tait Republican. Caldwell is the greater threat to Moreno’s re-election; the OCEA’s intent is to push anti-Moreno votes from Caldwell to Nelson, to the relative benefit of Moreno.

OCEA – via the aforementioned committee – has already paid for a prior mailer in support of Nelson.

The OCEA is also paying to add mayoral candidate Cynthia Ward to the United Taxpayers of Orange County (the slate controlled by Team Tait consultant John R. Lewis) and a pro-Ward mail piece.

In December 2017, Ward told the Voice of OC “she has become pro-union over the years.” That same month, she wrote on her Facebook page that conservatives should be more supportive of unions like the militantly leftist UNITE-HERE Local 11.

How effective will OCEA’s intervention be? The big-spending public employee union has a poor track record in Anaheim. OCEA spent more than $600,000 in support of John Leos’ failed council campaigns in 2010 and 2012, and the union’s independent expenditure track record in other races is fairly abysmal. OCEA and other government unions no longer benefit from an ongoing river of union dues to automatically replenish their campaign warchests, so we’ll see if OCEA will spend its members’ money on political campaigns as freely as it has in the past.

7 comments

  1. Vote Caldwell District 3 and Harry Sidhu for Mayor

  2. Thanks Mayor Tait
    Please join Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait for a fundraising reception in support of Dr. Jose. F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council 2018, Wednesday, October 10th, 5:30-7:30PM, at the Historic Anaheim White House, 887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805.

    Suggested Contributions:
    People Power – $50
    Forward Together – $250
    Co-Host – $500
    Host – $2000

    Checks should be made payable to: Dr. Jose Moreno for Anaheim City Council 2018.

  3. DO NOT VOTE FOR JOSE MORENO HE IS ONLY OUT FOR JOSE MORENO, NOT THE PEOPLE.

  4. NO on Moreno and Ward. Vote for Harry Sidhu and Mitch Caldwell. I know both well and they care about the community. It will be refreshing to have a City Council member and Mayor that puts the residents first. Anaheim Police and Fire have endorsed both Harry and Mitch. Vote Harry Sidhu for Mayor and Mitchell Cadwell for District 3.

  5. Al Jabbar and co. want us to vote no on 6 and keep the gas tax. Look at this groups social media and you will see exactly who they are.

    YES ON PROP 6 WE DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ANY MORE OF OUR MONEY TAKEN FROM US WITH TAXES. The roads can be fixed with money the state already has. Maybe if they would stop spending on foolish projects we could have better roads. Maybe if they would stop taking it from one area and giving it to another we would have enough to fix our roads.

    Say no to everyone in this group. No to the gas tax so vote yes on 6 which would repeal it. No on this group who favors this type of government. Anaheim’s current leadership wastes money on unnecessary projects and go no where focus groups. Hey lets spend money on surveying what we want our parks to look like and do so with a big promo. Where did that get the parks, no where they have never looked worse. Hey we have major issues but lets spend money changing our flag………..

    Get this group out and get some strong leaders in, all new, that hopefully will STAND UP AND LEAD US by making the hard decisions.

    NO ON AL JABBAR
    NOT ON JOSE MORENO
    NO ON RYAN RUELAS
    NO ON AITKEN

    WE NEED CHANGE!

  6. NO ON ANNMARIE RANDLE-TREJO
    NO ON MARK LOPEZ
    NO ON CYNTHIA WARD

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